Pumpkin (1994) by Yayoi Kusama at Benesse Art Site
Yayoi Kusama’s pumpkin is something of a symbol of the island, gracing tote bags and travel mugs as well as being the star of the show in the island’s speciality dish – pumpkin pie. If you’re a Londoner or have a lot of of people from the city on the social media platform, a simple scroll through Instagram is bound to reveal a selfie in the mirrors of London’s Victoria Miro galleries. It’s the stage for Kusama’s latest show – the revival of her work garnering a lot of attention from a younger generation who appeared somewhat unfamiliar with it. Naoshima presents the original with rolling waves, blue skies and golden sand, plus none of the queues, overcrowding and noise of its London counterpart.